The Medieval Chantry Chapel

An Archaeology

Author: Simon Roffey

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9781843833345

Category: Art

Page: 189

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An archaeological investigation into the structure of the medieval chantry chapel, with many implications for religious practice at the time.

English Noblewomen in the Later Middle Ages

Author: Jennifer Ward

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317899148

Category: History

Page: 192

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This vivid and pioneering study illuminates the different roles played in late medieval society by noblewomen - the most substantial group of women to survive as individuals in medieval documents. They emerge (despite limited political opportunities) as figures of consequence themselves in a landowning society through estate management in their husbands' frequent absences, and through hospitality, patronage and affinity.

An Archaeology of Social Identity

Guildhalls in York, C.1350-1630

Author: Katherine Giles

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited


Category: Social Science

Page: 132

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Based on her Doctoral research, Katherine Giles's study focuses on the physical structure and spatial arrangement of medieval guildhalls. A programme of EDM and hand survey, as well as photogaphic recording was applied to three guildhalls in York (Trinity Hall, St John the Baptist's Hall and St Anthony's Hall), and the author's theoretical and methodological approaches are considered with regard to these case studies and to the study of guildhalls in general.

The formation of English Gothic

architecture and identity

Author: Peter Draper

Publisher: Yale University Press


Category: Architecture

Page: 287

View: 2059


In this original account of architecture in England between c.1150 and c.1250, Peter Draper explores how the assimilation of new ideas from France led to an English version of Gothic architecture that was quite distinct from Gothic expression elsewhere. The author considers the great cathedrals of England (Canterbury, Wells, Salisbury, Lincoln, Ely, York, Durham, and others) as well as parish churches and secular buildings, to examine the complex interrelations between architecture and its social and political functions. Architecture was an expression of identity, Draper finds, and the unique Gothic that developed in England was one of a number of manifestations of an emerging sense of national identity. The book inquires into such topics as the role of patrons, the relationships between patrons and architects, and the wide variety of factors that contributed to the process of creating a building. With 250 illustrations, including more than 50 in color, this book offers new ways of seeing and thinking about some of England’s greatest and best-loved architecture.

Burial in Medieval Ireland 900-1500

A Review of the Written Sources

Author: Susan Leigh Fry

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd


Category: History

Page: 224

View: 8947


Most of the accounts of burial in Medieval Ireland are archaeological, but Fry looks instead at the wealth of written material that throws light on practices and beliefs during the period. In order to appeal to a broad readership, she assumes no knowledge about Irish geography, and identifies and lo

Burial at the Site of the Parish Church of St. Benet Sherehog Before and After the Great Fire

Excavations at 1 Poultry, City of London

Author: Adrian Miles,William White

Publisher: Museum of London Archaeology Svc


Category: History

Page: 114

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Archaeological work at 1 Poultry includes analysis of 280 burials associated with the medieval church of St Benet Sherehog and a post-Great Fire burial ground on the same location. Post-medieval coffins and coffin furniture indicate that the burial population is primarily late, with a fifth dated to before the Great Fire, although none were associated with the primary phase of the church. The parish of St Benet Sherehog pre- and post-Fire is considered in terms of the documented population, occupations and wealth, and health and mortality. This is followed by evidence for the medieval church of St Benet and the religious life of the parish. 'Death and commemoration' looks at historical and archaeological evidence for funerals and burial practices. A detailed osteological account of the 17th- to 19th-century burial sample includes comparison with contemporary London cemetery populations.

International Medieval Bibliography

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Civilization, Medieval

Page: N.A

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Lists articles, notes, and similar literature on medieval subjects in journals, Festschriften, conference proceedings, and collected essays. Covers all aspects of medieval studies within the date range of 450 to 1500 for the entire continent of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa for the period before the Muslim conquest and parts of those areas subsequently controlled by Christian powers.